Destino Argentina

La esencia del lujo

Data of interest

Argentina

Extension: 2.780.400km² (1,073,518 sq. mi)
Population: 40.117.096 Inhabitants
Density: 14.43 hab/ km²
Government: Federal Democratic Republic
President: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Capital: Buenos Aires
Language: Spanish
Currency: Argentine Peso, ($) (ARS)
Telephone prefix: +54
Time zone: UTC - 3
Bordering countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Etymology: From the Latin argentum (Silver) in reference to the region around the Río de la Plata.

TURISTIC REGIONS

Argentina

Buenos Aires

Provinces: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires Province.
Main airports: Tourist Regions "Ministro Pistarini" International Airport, known as  Ezeiza International Airport, Aeroparque Internacional,  known as Jorge Newberry International Airport, “Astor Piazzolla” International Airport of Mar del Plata.
Climate: Temperatures in summer: 29°C / 16°C (84° F /60° F).
Temperatures in winter: 13°C / 5°C (55.40°F /41.00°F)
Interesting Facts: One-third of the Argentine population lives in Buenos Aires and its suburbs.
Buenos Aires

Litoral

Provinces: Corrientes, Chaco, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Misiones and Santa Fe.
Main airports: "Libertador General San Martín" Airport at Posadas, "Cataratas del Iguazú" Airport at Misiones.
Climate: Temperatures in summer: 32°C / 20°C  (89.60°F / 68.00°F).
Temperatures in winter: 23°C /11°C  (73.40°F / 51.80°F)
Interesting Facts: The Iguazú Falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Jesuit Mission Ruins are considered Cultural heritage.
National Protected Areas/ Points of interest: Iguazú National Park, Pilcomayo River N.P.  and El Palmar National Park.
Litoral

El Norte

Provinces: Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán,
Main airports: "Martín Miguel de Güemes" International Airport in Salta, "Teniente Benjamín Matienzo” Airport in Tucumán, "Gobernador Horacio Guzmán" Airport in Jujuy.
Weather: Summer temperatures: 25°C / 15°C (77.00°F / 59.00°F).
Winter temperatures: 20°C / 4°C (68.00°F  / 39.20°F)
Interesting Facts: The Puna is a very vast and high Andean extension (3,500m above sea level), the Quebrada de Humahuaca was declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity, and the Festival of the Pachamama is celebrated on August 1st.
National Protected Areas/ Points of Interest: Laguna de los Pozuelos National Park, Baritú National Park, Calilegua National Park, El Rey National Park, Los Cardones National Park, Copo National Park, Campo de los Alisos National Park.
El Norte

Córdoba

Provinces: Córdoba.
Main airports: Cordoba´s "Ing. A. Taravella" International Airport at Pajas Blancas.
Weather: Summer temperatures: 31°C/ 18°C  (87.80°F / 64.40°F).
Winter temperatures: 19°C /6°C (66.20°F / 42.80°F).
Interesting Facts: The Manzana Jesuítica (Jesuit Block) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Protected Areas: Quebrada del Condorito Natural Reserve
Córdoba

Cuyo

Provinces: Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan and San Luis.
Main airports: El Plumerillo International Airport in Mendoza.
Weather: Summer temperatures: 25°C/ 15° C (77.00°F / 59.00°F).
Winter temperatures: 13°C/ 4°C (55.40°F / 39.20°F).
Interesting facts: The Aconcagua is the highest mountain in America at 6,959m (22,837 ft.). The Ichigualasto Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
National Protected Areas / Points of interest: San Guillermo National Park, Talampaya National Park, Quebrada del Condorito National Park, El Leoncito National Park, Sierra de las Quijadas National Park.
Cuyo

Patagonia

Provinces: Santa Cruz, Chubut, Río Negro, Neuquén, La Pampa and Tierra del Fuego.
Main Airports: "Teniente Luis Candelaria" San Carlos de Bariloche Airport, "Almirante Marcos A. Zar" Airport in Trelew, "Malvinas Argentinas" International Airport in Ushuaia, "CTE Armando Tola" International Airport in El Calafate.
Weather: Summer temperatures 25°C /7°C (77.00°F / 44.60°F).
Winter temperatures: 12°C / 10°C (53.60°F / 50.00°F).
Interesting Facts: The Lanin National Park has 24 lakes in 400,000 hectares (988,421.53 acres). The Cueva de las Manos is Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. The largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world nests at Punta Tombo. The area of Continental Ice (700,000 hectares - 1,729,737.67 acres) was declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco in 1981. Tierra del Fuego´s trout boast being the largest in the world, measuring up to 16 metres (52.49 feet).
National Protected Areas / Points of interest: Lanin National Park, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Lago Puelo National Park,  Los Alerces National Park, Península de Valdés Natural Reserve, Perito Moreno National Park, Monte León National Park, Los Glaciares National Park, Tierra del Fuego National Park.

 

Patagonia